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Poetry for Peace Contest

The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.

Below is one of the contest entries.

August 9, 1945

August 9, 9:45
Tick, tock, tickety tock.
Heat rising
People laughing
Gold sun tickles bright green 
Sparkly-eyed children beam

August 9, 10:34
Tick, tock, tickety tock
Red and pink and white kimonos coming your way
Giggling, prancing, shining smiles mark each bright face
‘Twill be a great day.

August 9, 11:01
Tick, tock, tickety tock.

August 9, 11:02

— S. Sideris


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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